Sakhalin governor warns local media about "collapse of statehood" prospective as in Libya and Egypt
Speaking about the "important role of the media in the life of the state, society, every person," Kozhemyako pointed out that the media influence the formation of political views and social stability.
The governor of the Sakhalin region, Oleg Kozhemyako, in his speech at the solemn event on the eve of the Day of the Russian Press, accused the media of forming a "negative agenda" that led to "chaos" in Libya and Egypt. Quotes from the speech of the governor are featured on Sakhalin.info.
Speaking about the "important role of the media in the life of the state, society, every person," Kozhemyako pointed out that the media influence the formation of political views and social stability. "In many respects it hinges on the journalist, his professionalism, on how he presents the materials, how he forms the agenda, which can be positive and contribute to the development of the region, the state, the creation of a good mood, the incentives that move people to perform labor and other feats, good deeds," the governor said.
Further, the governor warned that the agenda can also be made "negative", "when, based on the social problems that exist in each state, sometimes through the media and the Internet, this leads to the collapse of statehood, which we see in the countries of the Middle East: they are Libya, Egypt, and all those countries that are today in chaos, the stage of the collapse of statehood, where there are huge human sacrifices, grief and suffering." "Certainly, this is also the work of the media, modern Internet resources," Kozhemyako is convinced.
In the end, he called the media "an important and powerful weapon" that should be "properly used so that it worked for the development of the state, the development of the region, the creation of a sustainable image where everyone could see themselves in the future and build their future." The governor remarked that the media can also have "a well-deserved and fair criticism of the shortcomings that every society and every authority have, this is a reaction, the discovery of those problems that prevent normal life." "So it has always been, so it is and so it will be," he concluded.